Gayle, Narine feature in ICC rankings
Talismanic opener Chris Gayle is the only West Indian in the top 30 of the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) One-day International batting rankings, released yesterday.
The table is headed by prolific South African right-hander Hashim Amla who consolidated his top rated status with heavy scoring in the ongoing series against England.
Gayle has risen one spot to 25th, following on from his impressive form in the recent series against New Zealand where he lashed a century and a half-century.
This is despite spending nearly 18 months on the sidelines because of an impasse with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB).
Big-hitting Kieron Pollard lies 32nd in the rankings with exciting all-rounder Andre Russell, 35th.
In the bowlers' rankings, mystery off-spinner Sunil Narine remained unmoved at 12th as Pakistani off-spinner Saeed Ajmal took over the top spot from teammate Mohammad Hafeez.
Right-armer Narine finished with 13 wickets in the five-match series against the Kiwis to claim the Man-of-the-Series award.
Fast bowler Kemar Roach is 22nd with Ravi Rampaul 25th.
Selected positions from the latest ICC
One-day player rankings
1 Hashim Amla (SA) 901
2 Virat Kohli (IND) 858
3 AB de Villiers (SA) 852
25 Chris Gayle (WI) 633
33 Kieron Pollard (WI) 581
1 Saeed Ajmal (PAK) 759
2 Mohammed Hafeez (PAK) 747
3 Lonswabo Tsotsobe (SA) 690
12 Sunil Narine (WI) 634
22 Kemar Roach (WI) 598